A member asked:

I have muscle tear in my left calf, i am 48 male. what is the recommendations regarding treatment and motion?

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Dr. Brian Chimenti answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Gastroc: If the tear is mid alf or higher (muscle), treatment is conservative. Ice, light compression wrap, optional boot for immobilization, stretching, & weight bearing as tolerated. Light exercises such as stationary biking is ok. Some have used prp injections. If the tear is in the achilles' tendon you likely need surgery to repair it.

Answered 9/7/2013



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